Nintendo Set To End Production of the Wii
Posted by Orla Madden
Wii don't want to hear any more
Nintendo of Europe has provided a statement to Eurogamer regarding this news.
Yes, NCL did update their website on 29th August with a small notice to state that Wii hardware production will stop in the near future.
This specific message was referring to the Japanese market. No specific time frame has been stated yet. We have made no specific announcements for Europe regarding Wii production.
All great things must come to an end, and an update on Nintendo of Japan's official website states that production of the Wii will soon be brought to a close. A specific date hasn't been given.
The Wii launched in Japan on 2nd December 2006, selling over 12 million units in the region alone, and over 100 million consoles across the globe - a commercial success to say the least.
It has brought gems such as Super Mario Galaxy, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Xenoblade Chronicles into our lives; not to mention the introduction of the Wii Shop Channel, allowing gamers to take their own link to the past and download classics from a number of previous consoles such as the NES, SNES and Nintendo 64 for the Virtual Console, as well as Wiiware download-only games.
Let us know your thoughts on this, and perhaps on the Wii as a whole, in the comment section below.